Who’s who

Pierre-François pfm_idMigeotte, PhD., MSc. Physics
He received a master degree in physics from Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) in 1996 and in 1997 a higher degree in Business Administration from ISC St Louis. In 2003, he earned the Ph.D. degree in Sciences from the ULB. His doctoral work focused on  adaptation of human physiology to spaceflight and microgravity. His research interests include space exploration and the adaptation of the human physiology to microgravity, artificial gravity, and other extreme environments. He is involved in the development of numerical signal processing techniques and devices for the noninvasive and ambulatory monitoring of the cardiorespiratory function. In 1999, he received the first prize of the student contest of the “Life Odyssey Symposium” delivered by the European Space Agency (ESA) and since then he had the opportunity to conduct several studies during ESA parabolic flight campaigns. In 2007, he joined the European Space Agency and worked as a Mission Support Scientist in the Mission Science Office of the Human Space Flight directorate at the ESA-ESTEC site in The Netherlands where he gained experience in the operation of scientific experiments onboard the International Space Station. In 2008 he joined the Royal Military Academy of Belgium where he contributed to found the research unit VIPER. He contributed to several research projects performed in space or on returning Cosmonauts (Cardiocog, SPIN, SPIN-D) and in extreme environments such as the Antarctic Concordia station (COGNIPOLE, ESCOM) or on the Short Arm Human Centrifuge (SAHC) developed by ESA. In june 2013, together with other Scientists and space professionals he contributed to found the “Suborbital Research Association”, the SRA, a non-profit association which aims at developing the interest for Science performed in suborbital space plane. Since 2010 he is the Scientific Principal Investigator of the ESA project: “Three-dimensional Ballistocardiography in microgravity” (B3D) which will fly in the International Space Station on the horizon 2018. Since 2013 he returned to ULB where he is orienting the research activities of the LPHYS research unit which is part of the department of Cardiology of the Erasme Hospital. He is now actively involved in the development of the Heart-Kinetics Spin-off project which is based on technology that he developed for the monitoring of the cardiac function of astronauts.

Jérémy jerRabineau, M.Eng. Aerospace, M.Sc. Astrophysics
In 2017, he graduated the Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace (ISAE-Supaéro) as an Aerospace Engineer. In parallel to this, he also received a Master of Science in Astrophysics, Space Science, and Planetology on a joint program between the Université Paul Sabatier (Toulouse III) and ISAE-Supaéro. He would like to devote his research to human space exploration and space physiology. For this reason, he got involved in the design of the EveryWear experiment at MEDES in 2015/2016 and won the Grand Prix ESA of the 2015 Student Aerospace Challenge for studying the medical aspects of human suborbital flights. In 2016, he was a crew member during a mission on the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) to simulate life on Mars and test some instruments. The same year, he took part in the Space Studies Program of the International Space University (ISU) in the department “Human Performance in Space”. Beside this, he is the vice-president of the student chapter of ELGRA. Now, he is a PhD candidate working on the modeling of the blood flow in the aorta and the preparation of experiments onboard the ISS.

Amin Hossein, M.Eng. Biomedical
He received a master’s degree in biomedical engineering from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) in 2016. He worked on the design and implementation of a bone tumour delimitation tool in a team of engineers assisting surgeons during complex surgeries. Passionate about new technologies and challenges in healthcare, he joined the team as a PhD candidate mainly focusing on signal processing methods. He is involved in the electronic development, the real-time system software and the smart-phone application development.

Damien Gorlier, M.Eng. Computer Science, M.Eng. Biomedical
He received a master degree in Engineering in Computer Science from the Faculté Polytechnique de Mons (UMONS) in 2011. He worked as Analyst / Developer during 3 years in two companies. In 2014, he started a new master degree in Biomedical Engineering at the École Polytechnique de Bruxelles (received in 2016), and a Complementary Master in Management at the Solvay Brussels School (received in 2017). He joined the team in January 2017 as a PhD candidate, focusing his researches on machine learning.

Federica Landreani, M.Eng. Biomedical
She got the master degree in Biomedical Engineering at Politecnico di Milano in April 2015. She worked as research fellow in the project B3D (3-D Ballistocardiography in microgravity – 2013-064-R.0) at Poltecnico di Milano in 2016. Now she is PhD Student in Bioengineering at Politecnico di Milano, dedicated to signal processing algorythm and data analysis for cardiovascular field.


Students working on a Master thesis:

Alicia De Groote, M.Eng. Biomedical

Quenting De Graeve, M.Eng. Biomedical

Simon Adams, M.Eng. Biomedical

Past members of the team:

Jean Monfils, M.Eng. Biomedical

Viviana Mucci, B.Sc. Med Physiol. M.Sc. Space Physiol.

Quentin Delière, M.Sc. Physics

Laurent Lejeune, M.Eng. Biomedical

Alexandre Almorad, MD.

Past Students working on a Master thesis:

Jose Ignacio Juarez Del Rio, MD.

Iuliana Vulpe, M.Eng. Biomedical

Hugo Klarenberg, M.Sc. Biomedical

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